The most exciting match of the tour so far is all set to take place when India and New Zealand will take on each other in the 3rd ODI of the series on 23 October 2016. The 5-match ODI series is currently level at 1-1. New Zealand defeated India in the 2nd ODI and finally taste the victory on this tour. The Kiwis will look to continue their winning momentum in this match too. The match will take place at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali and it will broadcast live on Star Sports 1 and 3 from 1pm onwards. Let’s take a look at India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI prediction, match preview and squad.
The third one-day international in Mohali is expected to be a cracker of the game as both teams won 1-1 match. India would like to continue their winning race while BlackCaps will look to repeat same performance in the 3rd ODI.
IND vs NZ Match Preview
New Zealand won the 2nd ODI but it was a close contest between these two teams and Kane Williamson know if they want to win this series then they have to perform better. The middle order batting of the BlackCaps always failed to score runs on this tour except, Skipper Kane Williamson and Tom Latham, rest all other batsmen are struggling against Indian bowlers.
The same goes with team India because except Kohli rest all other players are finding hard to put runs on the scoreboard. The team needs to solve batting issues if they want to lead this series. Indian opening pair, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane have not provided a good start to the team in the series so far.
India would happy with their bowling performance at the moment as all-rounder Hardik Pandya and Umesh Yadav with Jasprit Bumrah doing pretty well and the spinners, Amit Mishra and Axar Patel also showed good form. So the question is who will win the match? Let’s find out India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Prediction.
India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Prediction
New Zealand has shown decent performance in the 2nd ODI but the team needs to perform better if they want to win this match while India opening pair is still a question mark for the team.But based on the past records and home condition, India will win this match as per our prediction.
India: MS Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Amit Mishra, Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jayant Yadav, Mandeep Singh.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Luke Ronchi (wicketkeeper), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Jimmy Neesham, Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Anton Devcich, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry, BJ Watling.